The Greatest Wonder of the World, opening 23 February
The heady days of Australia’s goldrush will spring into life in extraordinary detail when 100 B&W images from the State Library of NSW’s world-renowned Holtermann collection go on show for the first time in The Greatest Wonder of the World exhibition. The photographs on show capture the realities of a goldrush era through a showcase of large format prints of gold towns and portraits of townspeople in NSW and Victoria from 1870 to 1875. These goldrush images feature alongside stunning shots of Sydney and Melbourne from the same era.
Until the exhibition opens don’t forget you can:
- Read our article on the exhibition and Holtermann collection in our current Issue 14: Jan-Feb 2013 edition, by renowned photographic expert, Alan Davies. Click to read more about Issue 14.
- Join us on February 14 for an Expert Q&A with the exhibition’s curator Alan Davies, on our facebook page. Click to view the transcript of our last Q&A with the SLNSW team.
- View a selection of 50 photographs from the Holtermann glass-plate negative collection online: go to the State Library of NSW digital collection.
Image courtesy of the State Library of NSW. Circular Quay from Dawes Battery, 1873
Other upcoming photographic exhibitions at the State Library of NSW:
- Head On Portrait Prize (17 May – 23 June 2013),
- World Press Photo 2013 and Photos 1440 (29 June – 21 July)
- Nikon-Walkley Press Photography (14 October – 3 November)
- Exciting new additions to our program to be announced!